Are Marigolds a Good Thing to Plant Around Tomato Plants?

Marigolds are a good plant to use as a companion plant around tomatoes. Marigolds chase away nematodes, tomato worms and other garden insect pests. Other companion plants to use are basil, bee balm, chives, mint and borage.

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Karen Carter has spent the last three years working as a technology specialist in the public school system. This position included hardware/software installation, customer support, and writing training manuals. She also spent four years as a newspaper editor/reporter at the Willapa Harbor Herald.